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Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday that former Australian cricketer Mel Jones will step down from the Cricket Australia board at the next annual general meeting in October. “Jones has decided not to run for re-election because of his extensive media and other work commitments in Australia and abroad,” an official media release said. Jones joined the Board as Director in December 2019, giving her substantial experience and expertise in sports, sports development, high performance, media and international relations.
“It is an honor to have served on the CA board for three years, but my future work commitments, especially given that I will be abroad for several months out of the year, mean that I will be fully supported. I will not be able to devote the required time to my fellow board members after this year,” she said.
“As a result, I will not stand for re-election and will complete my three-year term at the next AGM. I would like to thank the Chairmen and members of the Board, Cricket Australia staff and committee members and everyone involved in Australian cricket.” With each success we launch an exciting new strategy and build on the game’s great foundation for the future.”
Cricket Australia President Lachlan Henderson thanked Jones for his service and contribution to the Board.
“Mel has been an outstanding member of our board and his unique perspective and insight has been invaluable as we set out strategies to ensure the future health of the sport,” he said.
“Mel has made a huge contribution to cricket through his playing days and subsequent involvement in coaching, commentary and work in the community, and will continue to do so. We will formalize Mel’s contribution to the CA Board at the AGM in October We look forward to the recognition,” he added.
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